Motor Industry News
Big city gangs are being blamed for disturbing rural villages by making off with resident's high-performance cars at break-neck speeds. Criminals from Glasgow are believed to be behind a spate of thefts involving high specification cars in South Perthshire.
Police patrols have been increased in outlying villages after two Subarus were stolen from a house in Auchterarder. Crooks broke into the house in the early hours and stole the keys to the cars, a blue Subaru Impreza and a gold Subaru Outback estate, before racing away from the crime scene. The Impreza was fitted with a tracking devise and was later recovered in Glasgow. The whereabouts of the second car remains unknown.
The offence bears all the hallmarks of thefts that occurred in Auchterarder, Blackford, Stanley and Dunkeld last year. The thefts have shaken the communities who have been urged by police to take every security precaution in securing both their homes and vehicles.
"There was a spate of similar incidents at the start of 2007 and while these are the first thefts of 2008 of this particular kind, we are asking householders to work with us to help make them the last." said Detective Inspector Roddy Ross, of Tayside Police.
"We made a number of arrests last year but prevention not detection is our first priority. Experience tells us that these people will not stop for the police and will drive stolen cars recklessly and at high speeds."
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